The SIPP Synthetic Beta files are available on the VirtualRDC. Application forms and other documents are available at http://www.census.gov/sipp/synth_data.html. All but the application forms are also available on this site (see below).
Applications are judged solely on feasibility (i.e. the necessary variables are on the SSB). After projects are approved by the Census Bureau, researchers will be given accounts on the VirtualRDC (more specifically, on the Synthetic Data Server). More details regarding the use of the Synthetic Data Server are available at http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/news/synthetic-data-server/.
Documentation is available on this website as well as at the Census Bureau website:
- Version 5.1:
- Codebook for the SIPP Synthetic Beta, Version 5.1 (local copy)
- Version 5.0:
- Version 4.x:
Once an account on the Synthetic Data Server has been established, you will find template programs and instructions on the server under
/rdcprojects/co00517/SSB/data/ current -> v5.0 v4.2/ v5.0/ v5.1/ users/ /rdcprojects/co00517/SSB/programs/ template/v4.2 template/v5.0 users/